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A.C. Tiede
Volga Twp.

A. C. Tiede, merchant, Elkport, Volga Township, was born in Hamburg, Germany, March, 1847, and was the son of William and Henrietta (Wulff) Tiede, natives of Hamburg. The family emigrated to America in 1851, and lived four years in Guttenberg. They then moved to Elkport. Mr. Tiede there opened a store of general merchandise, and continued in that business until 1866. In that year he helped build the Waterloo Mills in Black Hawk County, and then returned to Elkport. In 1873 the family visited Germany a few months. Returning to Elkport, they moved to Dubuque in 1875, with the exception of Mr. A.C. Tiede,who remained in business at Elkport. He is the oldest of seven children, all living. His early life was mostly passed in a store, and his education advantages were limited, and Mr. Tiede has fairly earned his present position in society and in business circles by native talent and hard work. He is in every sense a representative man. He was married May 16, 1871, to Mary V. Garber, daughter of John Garber. He has three children-- Bertha, Josie and Blanchie. In 1873 he became proprietor, in company with J.C. Beck, his present partner, of his father's store at Elkport. This is the oldest business house in Elkport, and contains several departments. The firm bought the Elkport Mills of Ernest Taake, in 1879, and have entirely rebuilt and remodeled it. Mr. Tiede is a Mason and an Odd-fellow. He is also Postmaster of Elkport, which position he has held for some time.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1128


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